The Good Fight s1 ep 9

Even with TGF’s undeniable skill at the TGW trick of playing with the accuracy of memory and perception, half an episode devoted to what is, essentially, a three-way argument about a calendar isn’t really my idea of a good time, especially if it’s in service of the Rindell storyline and What Maia knew. Credit to the writers, director, terrific guest star Jane Lynch and the ever-reliable Cush Jumbo for making it significantly more watchable and amusing than it could have been though. And credit to everybody for livening up the rest of the episode with the return of Dylan Baker’s incorrigible Colin Sweeney, who is a terrible human being but a more than welcome diversion. Baker working with Christine Baranski and Delroy Lindo is something of a dream team, and throwing in Mark Linn-Baker as Judge Linden an unexpected boon. Is it really wrong to want Maia to go to jail, so we can clear space in season 2 for these other, much more fun characters instead?

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2 thoughts on “The Good Fight s1 ep 9

  1. Jed Bartlet May 29, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    You’re a bit more lukewarm on this one than me. I thought this was a fantastic episode: both plots played very effectively with ideas about truth, lies, and faulty recollection (whether deliberately so or otherwise). At the end of the episode I was no wiser as to what happened when Colin Sweeney got out of the car, nor about how much Maia knew or didn’t know about her father.

    As you say Jane Lynch was terrific as the FBI agent, adding another to The Good Universe’s gallery of eccentrics: I loved the business with the office being painted, so that Maia and Lucca had to leave through the middle of an interrogation, and the birds crashing into the window.

  2. CJ Cregg June 1, 2017 / 5:48 pm

    I really enjoyed Sweeney, Diane and Adrian bouncing off each other, but yeah I admired the Treasury interview part of the ep for its cleverness more than I actually liked it.

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